The exhibition at the Lechner Museum Ingolstadt is dedicated to the Nitsch Gesamtkunstwerk with all its work disciplines and creates a comprehensive overview of the unique work of the universal artist, who sometimes lived in Bavaria for several years. At the center of the presentation on the ground floor is Hermann Nitsch's 20th painting action, which was realized in 1987 at the Vienna Secession. It is considered Nitsch's main work and, according to Hermann Nitsch, is his only completely preserved painting action in the world and can be seen in this exhibition for the first time outside of Austria.
On the upper floor, the Nitsch cosmos reveals itself in all its facets and introduces visitors to the world of the Orgien Mysterien Theater, which centers on the consciousness of being as a philosophical-theoretical foundation. Nitsch is concerned with the present, the immediate and sensual experience of real events in the course of the actions. It is about reaching a state of being that makes the "flesh of reality" (Hermann Nitsch) consciously and directly experienceable with the help of all human sense organs. With this concept and the actions, which many saw as radical, Hermann Nitsch revolutionized the concept of theater and expanded the concept of art in the 20th century.